March 01, 2012
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1. Side Table
1. Side Table
2. Kitchen Stool
2. Kitchen Stool
3. Bench
3. Bench
4. Adirondack Chair
4. Adirondack Chair
5. Long Table
5. Long Table
6. Bar Set
6. Bar Set

Crave for Staves

1. Side Table - Rick Pauly of Stave Designs has turned his hands-on hobby into a part-time profession. He crafts one-of-a-kind furniture with vino-stained staves and barrel heads from Columbia Gorge wineries, and he has a variety of products to choose from. The table is 14 inches square and can be seen at www.artfire.com/ext/shop/studio/stavedesigns. Although, Pauly would prefer a more personable phone call. $145; 541-399-0970

2. Kitchen Stool - Originally from Montana, Vinoture founder Ian Crawford moved to Washington with a number of past businesses already on his résumé. Now surrounded by vineyards and wineries in Walla Walla Valley, he has created a new business that he says “stems from a profound respect for the cooper, the vintner and the artisan craftsman.” The stool is 25 inches tall and perfect for under an island counter. Call for quote. 406-261-7039; www.vinoture.org

3. Bench - Based in Cornelius, Raw Woodworks’ owner Rob Ward crafts a number of barrel furnishings, including unique tables, chair-back bar stools, wine racks that also serve as tables and much more. The handmade bench is made of locally used wine barrels; and the dimensions are 34 inches long, 12 to 13 inches deep and 18 inches tall. Color depends on stain left from the wine. $240; 503-389-0132; www.rawwoodworks.com

4. Adirondack Chair - Retired Newberg High School teacher Gary Bertrand has been making custom furniture for family and friends for more than 30 years. Now with more, much-deserved free time, he’s turned his hobby into a business, GB Woodworking. All his pieces are made out of local French oak Pinot Noir barrels. The furniture can be seen at Laurel Ridge (Carlton), Red Hills Market (Dundee), and Alexana Winery and Le Puy B&B (Newberg). $350; 971-506-6113

5. Long Table  - For Joe Williams, the whole thing started out as a challenge of building an Adirondack chair out of barrel staves when he was working at Panther Creek Cellars in McMinnville. Well, he figured it out and went on to start Barrel Furniture by Joe, located in Hillsboro. Every piece uses retired French oak Pinot Noir barrels. The varnished tabletop is 23 inches wide and 36 inches long; the table stands 28 inches tall. $295; 503-333-9018; www.barrelfurniturebyjoe.com

6. Bar Set -  At Metzger Green Build, owner Benjamin Metzger believes, “green building is not an all-or-nothing cause.” His Corvallis-based company makes quality furniture out of used barrels, and is involved in eco-conscious construction, remodels and water conservation. Only organic beverages will do when using his bar table and stools. $750 (table, three stools); $400 (table); $150 (stool); 541-908-4634; www.metzgergreenbuild.com